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Authentic Greek Salad

Authentic Greek Salad

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1 large cucumber
4 medium – large tomatoes
1 green bell pepper (you can also use yellow or red)
1 red onion, thinly sliced
1 cup Kalamata olives
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
sea salt to taste
juice from ½ lemon
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
6 – 8 ounces feta cheese (optional)

The authentic Greek salad is a fresh and crispy mix of cucumber, tomato, bell pepper, and onion, with a handful of rich Kalamata olives. This salad is a different creature than the salad based around leafy greens and lettuce we’re accustomed to. It’s very refreshing, dressed only in olive oil, a little lemon juice, and vinegar. You can place a slice of feta cheese on top, or leave it off for the vegan version.

Making Greek salad

Wash cucumber under cool running water. Cut in half lengthwise and then cut crosswise into thin slices.

Wash and roughly chop the tomatoes.
Peel and thinly slice the onion.
Wash and thinly slice the bell pepper.

If the olives have pits, press with your thumb or flat side of a knife to crack open the skin. Use your fingers to pull open the flesh, exposing the pit. Remove and discard the pit. Roughly chop the olive flesh.

Into a medium mixing bowl, combine the following:
cucumber
tomatoes
onion
bell pepper
olives

Gently toss ingredients to mix.

In a separate bowl, combine the following dressing ingredients:
olive oil
salt
lemon juice
vinegar
dried parsley
garlic powder

Give the dressing a quick stir.

Drizzle the dressing over the vegetables and sprinkle with oregano. Toss the salad to combine and coat veggies with dressing.

Divide salad into serving bowls. Optionally, top each bowl with a slice of feta.

Serve and enjoy!

Note: make this dish vegan by leaving off the feta cheese.

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